Common Assumptions About Autism
Diagnosis of autism can be emotionally painful for parents who want nothing but the best for their kids. There are a lot of misinformation about autism. It is important to separate the facts from fiction.
Facts and fiction about autism
Bad parents cause autism.
FICTION : Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. There is still a lot to learn about autism but parents do not cause it for sure.
There is an autism epidermic .
FICTION : Autism is becoming a more common diagnosis because health officials have gotten better at diagnosing it . Health officials can now spot spot high-functioning individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the past, autism was frequently missed in people with intellectual disabilities. However, now we know those disabilities often go hand-in-hand with autism.